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Memory Box

Joana Hadjithomas / Khalil Joreige | 2021 | 102 MINS
France/Lebanon | Subtitles
The lives of three women are connected by a box that resurfaces containing notebooks, photographs and audiotapes.

In Detail

Christmas Eve in Montreal, Alex and her mother Maia receive a package. Inside are the countless notebooks, cassettes and photographs that Maia, between the ages of 13 and 18, sent from Beirut to her best friend who had left for Paris to escape the war. Maia refuses to open this Pandora’s box.

Alex is not put off and discovers her mother’s tumultuous adolescence, her first love and the murderous war that rages, bringing to the surface well-kept secrets. Alex convinces her mother to return to Lebanon, after 25 years of exile, to face the ghosts of her past. ‘Memory Box’ is a warming tale of truth and reconciliation.

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